Thigh, Butt and Arm Lifts
As we age, many of us experience a loss of skin elasticity in the thigh, hip, buttock or upper arm areas. This can be compounded for those who have undergone significant weight loss. Massive weight loss patients are often left with bulky, hanging skin that causes numerous physical and emotional problems. Many people experience low self-esteem and increased self-consciousness because of this loose skin, and it often makes shopping for clothes, wearing a bathing suit, or even wearing shorts an unpleasant experience. Often as part of a surgery after weight loss in Walnut Creek, Dr. Eric Marioti performs thigh lifts, butt lifts and arm lifts to tighten skin and slim your figure.
Dr. Mariotti is a board certified plastic surgeon serving women in Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon and other communities in the East Bay. If you'd like to make an appointment, simply request a consultationrequest a consultation online or call his office at (925) 685-4533.
Arm Lift Before & After
Each patient is unique. These are Dr. Mariotti's actual patients. Click the thumbnails for a more detailed view, or visit our arm, thigh, and butt lift gallery to see more patient cases.
Dr. Mariotti performs arm lifts on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The incision length and location will depend on the amount of excess skin to be removed. Using his patients' input about their lifestyle and goals for surgery, Dr. Mariotti typically places the incision either on the inside of the arm or along the back of the arm. For those who have lost a substantial amount of weight and are having breast enhancement surgery at the same time, Dr. Mariotti may suggest connecting the arm and breast incision to get rid of unwanted skin just below the armpit at the same time.
During a thigh lift or butt lift, the skin of the thigh is stretched and the excess is removed with the scar well hidden in the groin crease. In cases of massive weight loss or a large amount of excess skin, the incision may be placed along the inner aspect of the thigh. Sometimes Doctor Mariotti often uses liposuction at his Walnut Creek area practice to smooth the edges and reduce the volume of the thigh.
Dr. Mariotti offers much more than beautiful results - he'll ensure that you feel relaxed and cared for. Discover why people from around Walnut Creek trust him for their plastic surgery.
Showing Off Your New Look
For the first week following surgery, you should engage in only light activity with no bending or lifting. While each case is individual, thigh lifts, butt lifts and arm lifts require a one to two week recovery period before you can return to work. During this recovery period, you will experience some swelling and bruising. You can expect to resume vigorous exercise in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.